Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

 
 
 
 
 

Contents

Distance Chart : Erumeli - Pampa

pampa to Sabarimala (Sannidhanam)

Nearest Airports

Nearby Towns

Nearest Railheads

Means of Conveyance

Routes to Travel

Approximate Road Distances

Accommodation Available at Sabarimala (under control of Devasom Board)

1. Erumeli 2. Peroor Thodu 3. Irumboonni Kara 4. Arasumudi Kotta
5. Kaalaketi 6. Azhutha 7. Azhutha Nadi 8. Kallidum Kunnu
9. Inchipara Kota 10. Mukkuzhi 11. Kariyilam Thodu 12. Karimala
13. Valiana Vattom 14. Cheriana Vattom 15. Pampa Nadi  

 

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Distance Chart : Erumeli - Pampa

Erumeli - Kaalaketti - 11Kms

Kaalaketti - Azhutha - 2.5 Kms approx

Azhutha River - Pampa - 37 Kms approx

Peroor Thodu - Irumboonikara - 3 Kms (Forest starts from Irumbooni Kara)

Irumboonikara - Arasumdi Kotta - 3 Kms approx

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Pampa to Sabarimala (Sannidhanam)

Pampa - Neelimala - Appachimedu - Sabaripeedom - Sannidhanam (Approx 7 Kms)

Three steep ascents are Azhutha Nadi to Inchiparakotta, Kariyilam Thodu to Karimala (on Erumeli - Pampa route) and Pampa- Neelimala (on the 7 Kms stretch from Pampa to Sannidhanam).

As a precaution against undue cardiac stress (especially in the case of elderly pilgrims), it is advisable to rest frequently while negotiating these steep slopes.

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Nearest Airports

Thiruvananthapuram (aka Trivandrum) is located at

0809 N 7655 E


Kochi( aka Cochin) is located at 095638N 761623E

 

ir India, Indian Airlines, Alliance Air, Jet Airways, Sahara Airlines, Air India, Air Lanka, Gulf Air, Silk Air and many leading foreign airlines operate to/from these airports.

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Nearby Towns

(Where one could establish a base camp, rest and then proceed to Sabarimala)

Pampa is the closest `base camp'. But it tends to get overcorwded (during prime seasons) and has shortage of built up living accommodation. The other nearby towns are:-

Changanacherry
Erumeli
Kochi
Kottayam
Mavelikara
Pathanamthitta
Ranni
Vaikom

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Nearest Railheads

A large number of trains operate along Kochi-Alapuzha-Kollam route and Kochi-Kottayam-Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram route. These trains pass through or close to some of the towns mentioned above and one could disembark at these railway stations.

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Means of Conveyance

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates regular bus services, from nearby towns, to Pampa and Erumeli throughout the year. The number of trips are well augmented during the pilgrim season. Private taxis, utility vehicles and mini buses are also available for hire from any point enroute.

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Routes to Travel

From Erumeli, the pilgrim can, if he wishes so, trek on foot along the forests to reach Pampa. The trekking distance from Erumeli to Pampa is 43 Kms. The route is via Peroorthodu, Irumbunnikara, Arasumudikotta, Kaalaketti, Azhutha, Azhutha River, Kallidum Kunnu, Inchipara, Mukkuzhi, Kariyilam Thodu, Karimala, Valianya Thavalam, Cheriyana Thavalam, Pampa.

The route from Pampa to Sabarimala (approx 6 kms) can be undertaken only on foot. This portion of the route is unfit for vehicular traffic. The various road routes available to Pampa are:-
 

Erumeli-Karimkulumoozhi-Ranni-Perinad-Vadaserikara-Plapalli-Chalakayam-Pampa.
Erumeli-Karimkulumoozhi-Muktuthara-Kanamala-Thulapalli-Plapalli-Chalakayam-Pampa (This route is not commonly used by pilgrims because it is narrow and winding)

Another route sometimes followed by pilgrims coming from Tamilnadu via Kottayam-Kumali(KK) road is:-


When they reach Vanchiperiyar on the KK Road, they turn to Uppupara. After reaching Uppupara, they have to walk 6 Kms to Sabarimala.

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From To Via Kms
Erumeli Pampa Ranni - Vadaseriakra 119
Erumeli Pampa Kanamala 56
Erumeli Pampa Athikayam - Perinad 64
Erumeli Pampa Chethonkara - Athikayam 69
Thiruvananthapuram Erumeli   149
Thiruvananthapuram Kochi   222
Thiruvananthapuram Kottarakara   74
Thiruvananthapuram Kottayam   160
Thiruvananthapuram Pamba   176
Thiruvananthapuram Pathanamthitta   168
Thriuvananthapuram Sabarimala   235
Kozhikode Sabarimala   415
Kochi Sabarimala   210
Kochi Pampa Kottayam- Manimala 200
Kochi Kozhikode   224
Kottarakara Pumba Kaipattoor 104
Kottayam Erumeli Manimala 52
Kottayam Pampa Kozencherry - Ranni Blockpadi 119
Kottayam Pampa Manimala 122
Kottayam Pampa Manimala - Athikayam 103
Kottayam Pampa Ponkunnam - Erumeli - Plappaly  
Palghat Sabarimala   352
Pandalam Sabarimala   96
Pathanamthitta Sabarimala   67
Pandalam Pampa Pathanamthitta - Vadaserikara 84
Shenkottah Pampa Punalur - Pathananthitta 170
Kumuli Pampa Vandiperiyar - Erumeli 180
Mount Estate Sabarimala   11
Kottayam Mount Estate Vandiperiyar 108
Pamba  Sabarimala    7

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Accommodation Available at Sabarimala (under control of Devasom Board)

Building No of Rooms Charges (in Rs) per diem
Maramoth Complex 22 225 to 450
Donor House 1 24 250
Donor House 2 16 150
Hall 2 600
Donor House 3 24 250
Donor House 4 24 250
Donor House 5 19 400 to 750
Pilgrim Centre 1 103 150
Pilgrim Centre 2 115 250
GKD Halls 2 700
Poorna Pushkala Hall 1 450
Cottages (5) 51 600 to 1000
Malikapuram Building 16 100
Hall 1 300
Sabari Nivas 64 375 to 700
Rooms for three persons   375
Rooms for four persons   600
Rooms for five persons   700

Note:-

Additional persons (in cases where room capacity is mentioned) will be charged @ Rs 50 per person.

11 rooms in Sabarinivas are kept reserved for VIPs.

Above details are subject to change from time to time.

For advanced booking contact Devasom Commissioner, Travancore Devasom Board, Nanthancode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 695003 (Phone +91-471-316963/310319/317983) (Sabarimala Phone Nos are +91-473-592026/592028)

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The Accommodation Officer, (Phone +91-473-592049)Maramoth Complex, Sabarimala, Kerala

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